seasons

northern hemisphere summer

The North Pole is tilted towards the Sun and the Suns rays strike the Northern Hemisphere more directly in summer (Figure 1.2). At the summer solstice, June 21 or 22, the Suns rays hit the Earth most directly along the Tropic of Cancer (23.5o N); that is, the angle of incidence of the Suns rays there is zero (the angle of incidence is the deviation in the angle of an incoming ray from straight on). When it is summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

solar radiation on earth

Different parts of the Earth receive different amounts of solar radiation. Which part of the planet receives the most solar radiation? The Suns rays strike the surface most directly at the Equator. Different areas also receive different amounts of sunlight in different seasons. What causes the seasons? The seasons are caused by the direction Earths axis is pointing relative to the Sun. The Earth revolves around the Sun once each year and spins on its axis of rotation once each day. This axis of rotation is tilted 23.5o relative to its plane of orbit around the Sun. The axis of rotation is pointed toward Polaris, the North Star. As the Earth orbits the Sun, the tilt of Earths axis stays lined up with the North Star.

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equinox

Halfway between the two solstices, the Suns rays shine most directly at the Equator, called an equinox (Figure 1.4). The daylight and nighttime hours are exactly equal on an equinox. The autumnal equinox happens on September 22 or 23 and the vernal, or spring, equinox happens March 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Click image to the left or use the URL below. URL:

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earths seasons

A common misconception is that the Sun is closer to Earth in the summer and farther away from it during the winter. Instead, the seasons are caused by the 23.5o tilt of Earths axis of rotation relative to its plane of orbit around the Sun (Figure 1.1). Solstice refers to the position of the Sun when it is closest to one of the poles. At summer solstice, June 21 or 22, Earths axis points toward the Sun and so the Sun is directly overhead at its furthest north point of the year, the Tropic of Cancer (23.5o N). During the summer, areas north of the Equator experience longer days and shorter nights. In the Southern Hemi- sphere, the Sun is as far away as it will be and so it is their winter. Locations will have longer nights and shorter days. The opposite occurs on winter solstice, which begins on December 21. More about seasons can be found in the Atmospheric Processes chapter.

northern hemisphere winter

Winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere happens on December 21 or 22. The tilt of Earths axis points away from the Sun (Figure 1.3). Light from the Sun is spread out over a larger area, so that area isnt heated as much. With fewer daylight hours in winter, there is also less time for the Sun to warm the area. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

instructional diagrams

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The diagram below shows the earth's seasons. During part of the year, Earth is closer to the sun than at other times. However, in the Northern Hemisphere, we are having winter when Earth is closest to the sun and summer when it is the farthest away! Compared with how far away the sun is, this change in Earth's distance throughout the year does not make much difference to our weather's Earth orbits the sun, its tilted axis always points in the same direction. So, throughout the year, different parts of Earth get the suns direct rays.

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The earth revolves around the sun. Its takes one year to make one full revolution. This diagram shows different configurations of the earth and the sun over the course of one year that lead to the four prominent seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Since the earth is inclined at an angle of 23.5 degrees, at certain times of the year, the northern hemisphere gets longer days and shorter nights, which causes the season of summer. At the same time the southern hemisphere gets shorter days and longer nights, which leads to winter. June 21 is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and is known as the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. December 22 is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and is known as the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The diagram below shows the earth's seasons. During part of the year, Earth is closer to the sun than at other times. However, in the Northern Hemisphere, we are having winter when Earth is closest to the sun and summer when it is the farthest away! Compared with how far away the sun is, this change in Earth's distance throughout the year does not make much difference to our weather. Earth's axis is an imaginary pole going right through the center of Earth from top to bottom. Earth spins around this pole, making one complete turn each day. That is why we have day and night, and why every part of Earth's surface gets some of each.

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The diagram shows the earth's equinox phenomenon. An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun which occurs twice each year during spring and autumn as shown below. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. The equinoxes, along with solstices, are directly related to the seasons of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox (March) conventionally marks the beginning of spring and is considered the New Year in the Persian calendar or Iranian calendars as Nouroz (means new day). On the other hand, the autumnal equinox (September) marks the beginning of autumn. In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox occurs in September and the autumnal equinox in March.

questions

the reasons for the seasons is

a) earths elliptical orbit.

b) different output of solar radiation.

c) gravitational pull of the moon.

-->  d) the tilt of earths axis.

this refers to when the position of the sun is closest to one of the poles.

a) equinox

-->  b) solstice

c) summer

d) winter

during the summer, we experience shorter days and longer nights.

a) true

-->  b) false

this area has relatively the same amount of sunlight through the year.

a) north pole

b) south pole

-->  c) equator

d) axis

the part of earth that receives the most solar radiation over a year is

a) the tropic of cancer

-->  b) the equator

c) the north pole

d) every place receives the same amount.

during the winter solstice

-->  a) earths axis in the northern hemisphere tilts away from the sun.

b) the days and nights are the same length.

c) the sun is directly above the equator.

d) all of the above

which is true about the equinox?

a) it is halfway between the two solstices.

b) the daylight and the nighttime hours are exactly equal.

-->  c) there is a vernal and an autumnal one.

d) all of the above

the time when daylight and nighttime hours are exactly equal.

a) solstice

b) equality

c) hemisphere

-->  d) equinox

earths axis of rotation is pointed toward polaris, the north star, in the summer, but away from polar in the winter.

a) true

-->  b) false

the vernal equinox happens around september 22 or 23.

-->  a) true

b) false

diagram questions

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Which label refers to the summer?

a. W

b. P

-->  c. J

d. Y

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Which represents autumn?

a. X

b. P

-->  c. Y

d. J

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Identify Summer in S. Hemisphere

a. Y

b. A

-->  c. C

d. M

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What does the part labelled Y depict in this image?

a. WINTER IN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

-->  b. SUMMER IN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

c. WINTER IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

d. SUMMER IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

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When is it summer in the northern hemisphere?

a. C

b. M

-->  c. Y

d. L

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Which label stands for winter in the Southern Hemisphere?

a. T

b. L

c. P

-->  d. K

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Which of the labels identifies the position of the earth around the sun which produces summer in the southern hemisphere?

-->  a. P

b. T

c. K

d. L

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Where is Spring in the Southern Hemisphere?

a. K

-->  b. L

c. Y

d. P

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Which letter represents the sun?

a. P

b. T

c. K

-->  d. Y

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Which label is the Vernal Equinox?

a. P

b. C

c. K

-->  d. M

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Which label refers to the Winter Solstice?

a. C

b. P

c. M

-->  d. K

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Where is the vernal equinox?

a. L

b. K

-->  c. M

d. R

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Which one represents the Northern Hemisphere winter?

a. W

-->  b. R

c. C

d. S

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What does H represent?

-->  a. PERIHELION

b. APHELION

c. NOTHING

d. SUN

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What Month/ Period Does X represent?

a. SEPTEMBER

-->  b. JULY

c. MARCH

d. DECEMBER

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In figure E, what season is the Southern Hemisphere experiencing?

-->  a. FALL

b. SPRING

c. WINTER

d. SUMMER

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Which position relative to the sun represents winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the southern hemisphere?

a. Y

b. E

-->  c. J

d. U

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Where is cancer located?

-->  a. Y

b. E

c. J

d. U

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Identify the summer solstice

a. H

-->  b. L

c. N

d. P

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Which label refers to the Winter Solstice?

a. P

-->  b. N

c. H

d. L

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Identify summer in this picture

-->  a. D

b. L

c. V

d. N

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Which label marks winter solstice?

a. V

-->  b. T

c. J

d. U

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Which letter represents the vernal equinox?

-->  a. V

b. U

c. T

d. J

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Which lettered globe follows Winter Solstice?

a. U

b. T

-->  c. V

d. J

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When is the earth exposed to the most light?

a. V

b. A

-->  c. Y

d. D

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Which label refers to the Sun?

a. A

b. R

c. P

-->  d. L

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Which label represents the sun?

-->  a. L

b. A

c. R

d. P

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Which letter represents the Summer Solstice?

a. K

-->  b. V

c. H

d. P

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Which letter represents the sun?

a. A

-->  b. L

c. P

d. H

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Which label refers to the Sun?

-->  a. A

b. M

c. N

d. U

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By what letter is the north pole represented in the diagram?

a. J

b. M

c. L

-->  d. A

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What is the red line located at J called?

-->  a. EQUATOR

b. VERNAL EQUINOX

c. WINTER SOLSTICE

d. MAGNETIC POLE

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What does D represent?

a. MARS

b. PLUTO

c. EARTH

-->  d. SUN

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In the diagram which label shows the earth with the northern hemisphere in winter?

a. X

b. W

-->  c. J

d. A

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Which label refers to Sept 21?

-->  a. W

b. X

c. J

d. A

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What letter in the diagram represent Winter?

a. W

b. L

-->  c. D

d. N

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Which label shows summer?

a. D

b. L

-->  c. N

d. V

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Which label shows the Autumnal Equinox?

a. U

b. A

-->  c. H

d. T

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Which letter represents the Vernal Equinox?

a. A

b. H

-->  c. T

d. V

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Where is Summer Solstice?

-->  a. A

b. T

c. H

d. U

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Where is the winter solstice?

a. A

b. V

c. H

-->  d. U

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Which letter corresponds to when the Northern Hemisphere experiences summer?

a. T

b. H

c. U

-->  d. A

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What does R represent?

a. WINTER SOLSTICE

b. VERNAL EQUINOX

-->  c. SUMMER SOLSTICE

d. AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

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Which label represents the winter solstice?

-->  a. S

b. H

c. R

d. T

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Which represents the summer solstice?

a. S

-->  b. R

c. H

d. T

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Which letter represents Summer in the Northern Hemisphere?

-->  a. K

b. S

c. N

d. C

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Which label refers to the December solstice?

a. U

b. D

-->  c. V

d. P

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Which letter indicates the spring equinox?

a. D

-->  b. U

c. P

d. V

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What is the earth revolving around?

a. SATURN

b. MOON

-->  c. SUN

d. JUPITER

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Identify Summer Solstice in this picture

a. S

-->  b. Y

c. L

d. T

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What label does the summer solstice stage receives?

a. L

-->  b. Y

c. T

d. H

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Which occurs after the vernal equinox?

a. L

b. S

c. H

-->  d. Y

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Which label shows the June Solstice?

a. Y

-->  b. X

c. A

d. P

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Which label shows Winter?

a. M

b. E

c. R

-->  d. J

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Where is Winter?

a. R

b. E

-->  c. J

d. M

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Where is Autumn?

a. X

-->  b. R

c. K

d. Y

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Which label refers to the Sun?

-->  a. K

b. V

c. D

d. W

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Which label represents Winter in the northern hemisphere?

-->  a. W

b. X

c. V

d. D

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Which position shows a northern hemisphere winter?

-->  a. W

b. X

c. V

d. D

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The northern hemisphere receives the most sun during which solstice/equinox?

-->  a. summer solstice

b. vernal equinox

c. winter solstice

d. autumnal equinox

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How many positions are shown below?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 3

d. 1

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What is the seasonal configuration after the autumnal equinox?

a. summer solstice

b. sun

-->  c. winter solstice

d. vernal eqionox

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How many seasons are depicted in the diagram?

a. 2

-->  b. 4

c. 7

d. 3

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What comes after the summer solstice?

a. Vernal equinox

-->  b. Autumnal equinox

c. North pole

d. Winter solstice

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As Earth orbits, what season comes after spring?

a. autumn

b. winter

c. spring

-->  d. summer

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How many seasons are shown in the diagram?

a. 3

-->  b. 4

c. 2

d. 1

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How many seasons are there?

a. 6

b. 5

-->  c. 4

d. 3

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What season comes after spring?

a. Autumn

b. Winter

-->  c. Summer

d. Fall

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Identify the season in southern hemisphere when it is winter in northern hemisphere.

-->  a. summer

b. spring

c. winter

d. fall

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From the diagram, what season falls after spring in northern hemisphere?

a. spring

b. fall

-->  c. winter

d. summer

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How many summers occur in the Northern hemisphere in one revolution or the Earth (1 year)

-->  a. 1

b. 2

c. 4

d. 3

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When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, what season is it in the Southern Hemisphere?

-->  a. winter

b. summer

c. spring

d. autumn

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What happens after winter?

-->  a. vernal equinox

b. spring

c. summer solstice

d. summer

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How many seasons are shown in the diagram?

-->  a. 4

b. 3

c. 1

d. 2

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Which Equinox follows Winter in the diagram?

a. Winter solstice

-->  b. Vernal Equinox

c. Autumnal Equinox

d. Summer solstice

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How many equinoxes do we have in a year?

a. 4

-->  b. 2

c. 1

d. 3

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How many equinoxes happen in one year?

-->  a. 2

b. 3

c. 1

d. 4

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What event occurs between winter and spring?

-->  a. vernal equinox

b. winter solstice

c. autumnal equinox

d. summer solstice

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When does Vernal Equinox occur?

a. June 21/22

-->  b. March 21/22

c. December 21/22

d. September 22/23

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From the diagram, what comes after vernal equinox march 21/22?

a. autumnal equinox september 22/23

-->  b. summer solstice june 20/21

c. winter solstice december 21/22

d. sun

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What event happens after winter, but before summer?

a. Summer Solstice

b. Winter Solstice

c. Vernal Equinox

-->  d. Autumnal Equinox

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How many solstices and equinoxes are there throughout the year?

a. 3

-->  b. 4

c. 2

d. 1

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How many solstices are there each year?

-->  a. 2

b. 1

c. 4

d. 3

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When does the winter solstice occur?

a. September 22/23

b. June 20/21

c. March 21/22

-->  d. December 21/22

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In which label is winter in the northern hemisphere?

a. C

-->  b. B

c. A

d. D

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What is in between D and B?

a. D

b. B

-->  c. A

d. C

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Which planet is shown in the diagram?

a. Uranus

b. Mars

-->  c. Earth

d. Venus

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How many seasons of the earth are shown?

-->  a. 4

b. 3

c. 2

d. 5

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Which planet is shown in the photo?

a. Venus

-->  b. Earth

c. Mercury

d. Saturn

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If there is winter in the south, then what shall be the weather in the north?

a. winter

b. spring

c. fall

-->  d. summer

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The earth revolves around what?

a. Mars

b. moon

c. spring

-->  d. sun

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Ow many months pass before Spring Equinox follow after the Winter solstice

a. 9 months

b. 6 months

c. 12 months

-->  d. 3 months

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How many seasons are shown in the diagram?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 3

d. 1

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When does the winter solstice occur?

a. September 22/23

-->  b. December 21/22

c. March 20/21

d. June 20/21

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Which position indicates winter for the northern hemisphere?

a. D

b. A

-->  c. C

d. B

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When is it summer in the southern hemisphere?

a. B

b. D

c. A

-->  d. C

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What does this diagram represent?

-->  a. Positions of Earth

b. Positions of Moon

c. Position of the Solar System

d. Positions of Stars

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According to the diagram December is in what season?

-->  a. Spring

b. Autumn

c. Winter

d. Summer

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From the diagram, what season comes after Autumn?

-->  a. Winter

b. Summer

c. Spring

d. Autumn

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What makes the seasons of the year?

a. autumn

b. summer

-->  c. rotation of the earth around the sun

d. spring

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How many seasons are there?

-->  a. 4

b. 5

c. 2

d. 6

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What is the longest night and shortest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere?

a. December 22

-->  b. 21-Jun

c. June 22

d. December 21

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What is the proper progression of the seasons within a year?

a. Spring -> Summer -> Winter -> Autumn

b. Winter -> Summer  -> Autumn -> Spring

c. Summer -> Spring -> Winter -> Autumn

-->  d. Spring -> Summer -> Autumn -> Winter

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Identify where the Earth is in relation to the Sun during the Summer Solstice.

a. Autumnal Equinox

-->  b. Summer Solstice

c. Vernal Equinox

d. Winter Solstice

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How many solstices do we have in the summer?

a. 4

b. 3

-->  c. 1

d. 2

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What is being discussed in the picture?

a. Seasonal Configuration of Moon and Sun

b. Seasonal Configuration of Venus and Sun

c. Seasonal Configuration of Earth and Moon

-->  d. Seasonal Configuration of Earth and Sun

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On which of the following dates illustrated in the diagram is the North Pole pointed directly toward the Sun?

a. Mar 21

b. Sep 21

-->  c. 21-Jun

d. Dec 21

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On what month is the earth farthest from the sun?

-->  a. December

b. September

c. March

d. June

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What is shown in this picture?

a. Gravity and Seasons

b. Moonlight and Seasons

c. Planets and Seasons

-->  d. Sunlight and Seasons

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How many seasons are there?

a. three

-->  b. Four

c. one

d. two

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What is shown in the diagram?

a. Sunlight and Moonlight

b. Sunlight and Meteors

-->  c. Sunlight and Seasons

d. Sunlight and Planets

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Which season occurs in the hemisphere tilted towards the sun?

a. fall

-->  b. summer

c. spring

d. winter

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How many seasonal cycles does earth go through?

a. 1

-->  b. 4

c. 3

d. 2

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What does the Earth revolve around?

a. summer

-->  b. sun

c. moon

d. planets

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How many seasons are there depending on the earth's orbit?

-->  a. 4

b. 8

c. 3

d. 2

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How many seasons are there?

a. 3

b. 1

c. 2

-->  d. 4

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What is the longest day and shortest night of the Northern hemisphere?

a. June 22

-->  b. 21-Jun

c. December 22

d. December 21

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When does the winter solstice occur?

a. September 23

-->  b. 22-Dec

c. June 21

d. March 21

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This phenomenon happens when the incoming solar energy is greatest in the Northern Hemisphere.

-->  a. Summer Solstice

b. Vernal Equinox

c. Autumnal Equinox

d. Winter Solstice

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What comes before the summer solstice?

-->  a. Vernal Equinox

b. Winter Solstice

c. Autumnal Equinox

d. Winter Equinox

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What divides the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn?

-->  a. equator

b. antarctic circle

c. equinox

d. arctic circle

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How many objects in the diagram show equal incoming solar energy in both hemispheres?

a. 4

b. 3

-->  c. 2

d. 1

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When is summer solstice?

a. march 21-22

b. december 21-22

-->  c. june 21-22

d. september 22-23

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When does the winter solstice occur?

a. March 21-22

b. June 21-22

-->  c. December 21-22

d. September 22-23

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When is winter solstice?

a. None

-->  b. December 21-22

c. September 22-23

d. June 20-22

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From the diagram, what is the season during June 21?

-->  a. summer solstice

b. autumnal equinox

c. winter solistice

d. vernal equinox

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What is the next seasonal position the earth moves toward after the Vernal Equinox?

a. The Autumnal Equinox

-->  b. The Summer Solstice

c. The Winter Solstice

d. The Tropic of Capricorn

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Earth is tilted from its axis by how many degrees?

a. 21

-->  b. 23

c. 22

d. 23.5

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How many solstices occur on Earth every year?

a. 4

b. 1

c. 3

-->  d. 2

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If the Autumnal Equinox happens in the northern hemisphere during September, what happens in the southern hemisphere at the same time?

-->  a. Vernal Equinox

b. Winter Solstice

c. Summer Solstice

d. Autumnal Equinox

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What happens on September 22-23?

a. winter solstice

b. vernal equinox

c. summer solstice

-->  d. autumnal equinox

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Which position indicates summer for the northern hemisphere?

a. D

b. A

-->  c. B

d. C

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How many phases does the earth go through in the shown figure?

a. 2

b. 1

-->  c. 4

d. 3

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Which letter marks summer in the northern hemisphere?

-->  a. b

-->  b. D

c. C

d. A

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If it is winter in the northern hemisphere, then what will the weather be in the southern hemisphere?

a. Winter

-->  b. Summer

c. Autumn

d. Fall

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Which letter corresponds to winter solstice?

a. C

b. B

c. A

-->  d. D

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In the picture, where does the earth revolve?

-->  a. Sun

b. Another Planet

c. Moon

d. Meteor

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What is the earth's orbit?

-->  a. revolution around the sun

b. polaris

c. summer

d. sun

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How many orbits are there around the sun?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 3

d. 1

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According to the rotation of Earth, if it is day in the northern hemisphere then what would it be like in the southern hemisphere?

a. day

b. summer

-->  c. night

d. winter

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Which planet is shown in the picture?

a. Jupiter

b. Venus

c. Mars

-->  d. Earth

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What is the distance of sun from earth during summer?

a. 321546987 km

b. 111222333 km

c. 113644987 km

-->  d. 149597910 km

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How many seasonal configurations of the earth?

a. 3

-->  b. 4

c. 2

d. 1

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How many seasons there are in the diagram below?

a. 2

b. 1

c. 3

-->  d. 4

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What causes the Earth's seasons?

a. Weather

b. The Sun

c. The hemispheres

-->  d. The Earth's axis is tilted

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What comes after the summer solstice?

-->  a. Autumnal Equinox

b. Winter Solstice

c. Vernal Equinox

d. Spring

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How many solstices do we have in a year?

-->  a. 2

b. 1

c. 4

d. 3

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What is this diagram called?

-->  a. earth seasons

b. earth rotation

c. earth revolution

d. earth cycle

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What two substances does Earth have that allow it to support life?

a. Carbon

-->  b. Atmosphere and Biosphere

c. Hydrogen

d. Helium

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Which energy has the most effect on the seasonal changes?

a. Sound

b. Chemical

c. Electricity

-->  d. Sunlight

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From the diagram, identify the season that comes after summer.

a. summer

b. spring

c. winter

-->  d. autumn

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This determines the Earth's changing seasons.

-->  a. Tilt on axis

b. Light

c. Gravity

d. Size of Earth

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When is the Spring Equinox?

-->  a. September 23rd-December 22nd

b. June 22nd-September 23rd

c. March 21st-June 22nd

d. December 22nd-March 21st

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From the diagram, how many seasons are there in equinox and solstice?

a. 3

b. 2

-->  c. 4

d. 1

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How many seasons are there?

a. 1

-->  b. 4

c. 3

d. 2

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What day is between spring and summer?

a. March 21

b. September 23

c. June 22

-->  d. 22-Dec

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What is being discussed in this diagram?

-->  a. Seasons

b. Meteors

c. Planets

d. Plants

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What is the northern season after northern winter?

a. northern spring

b. solstice

c. northern winter

-->  d. northern autumn

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How many seasons does the Earth have?

-->  a. 4

b. 5

c. 3

d. 2

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When does the northern autumn fall occur?

a. 22 December solstice

b. 21 March equinox

-->  c. 23 September equinox

d. 21 June solstice

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When does the winter solstice occur?

-->  a. 22-Dec

b. March 21

c. September 23

d. June 21

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During what event in springtime are day and night equal in length?

-->  a. Vernal equinox

b. Autumnal equinox

c. Winter solstice

d. Summer solstice

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When is the Summer Solstice?

-->  a. 21-Jun

b. September 22

c. March 20

d. December 21

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What happens after autumnal equinox?

a. summer solstice

-->  b. winter solstice

c. nothing

d. vernal equinox

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What's the phenomenon that happens during autumn and spring?

a. Equinox and solstice

b. Solstice

-->  c. Equinox

d. Summer

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How many seasons are there?

a. 1

b. 5

-->  c. 4

d. 2

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How many seasons are there?

a. 2

-->  b. 4

c. 5

d. 3

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If December 21 is winter solstice, then what is it on June 21?

a. Winter Solstice

b. Autumnal Equinox

c. Vernal Equinox

-->  d. Summer Solstice

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Which planet is shown in the picture?

a. Jupiter

b. Mars

-->  c. Earth

d. Venus

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When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, what season is it in the Southern Hemisphere?

-->  a. winter

b. twilight

c. fall

d. spring

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At what point do northern hemisphere summers occur?

a. North and south pole are equidistant to sun

b. North pole tilts furthest from sun

c. South pole tilts nearest to sun

-->  d. North pole tilts nearest to the sun

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How many seasons are there in a year?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 1

-->  d. 4

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How many seasons does the earth experience at any given one time?

a. 1

b. 8

-->  c. 2

d. 4

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How many seasons are shown in the picture?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 3

d. 1

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If it is winter in the northern hemisphere, what is the climate like in the southern hemisphere?

a. Fall

b. Winter

-->  c. Summer

d. Spring

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What statement is accurate regarding the two EQUINOX instances shown in the diagram?

-->  a. there are twelve hours of daylight and nighttime on earth

b. the southern hemisphere has more hours of sunlight than the northern hemisphere

c. it is daylight all day at the equator

d. the northern hemisphere has more hours of sunlight than the southern hemisphere

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When does the Winter Solstice occur?

a. November 22

b. December 2

c. January 22

-->  d. 22-Dec

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How many seasons are there?

a. one

b. two

-->  c. four

d. three

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What follows vernal equinox?

-->  a. winter solstice

b. summer solstice

c. autumnal equinox

d. nothing happens

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How many positions does the diagram show the earth?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

-->  d. 4

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How many seasonal configurations for the earth?

a. 1

b. 3

-->  c. 4

d. 2

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Does the Earth's revolution give rise to seasons?

a. Can't say

-->  b. Yes

c. Data Insufficient

d. No

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What is another name for the season of the vernal equinox?

a. summer

b. fall

c. winter

-->  d. Spring

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How many solstices are there?

a. 3

b. 1

c. 4

-->  d. 2

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What season is observed in the southern hemisphere when northern hemisphere has spring?

a. autumn

-->  b. fall

c. summer

d. winter

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What season is current in the south when the north is in winter?

a. Winter

b. Fall

c. Spring

-->  d. Summer

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How many months does it take for the seasons to change?

-->  a. 3 Months.

b. 4 Months.

c. 12 months.

d. 6 months

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How many seasons does the Earth experience in the Northern Hemisphere?

a. 2

b. 6

-->  c. 4

d. 8

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How many seasons are shown in the photo?

a. 1

b. 2

-->  c. 4

d. 3

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In the diagram, where does the earth revolve?

-->  a. Sun

b. Moon

c. Another Planet

d. Orbit

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When is the first day of fall?

a. October 10th

b. September 27th

c. November 2nd

-->  d. September 23rd

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How many seasons are depicted in diagram?

a. 3

b. 5

-->  c. 4

d. 1

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How many seasons does the earth have?

a. 1

b. 2

-->  c. 4

d. 3

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What season is shown on March 21st?

-->  a. Spring

b. Summer

c. Winter

d. Autumn

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Why is it summer in Australia when it is winter in Canada?

-->  a. Because Australia is located on the southern hemisphere where it's closer to the sun during winter in Canada which is on the northern hemisphere

b. Because Australia is far away from Canada

c. Because Australia's government declares summer during winter in Canada

d. Because Australia receives more sunlight than Canada

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How many objects in the diagram represent solstice?

a. 1

-->  b. 2

c. 4

d. 3

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How many seasons are there?

a. 6

b. 5

-->  c. 4

d. 3

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What comes after the winter solstice?

a. autumnal equinox

-->  b. vernal equinox

c. summer solstice

d. vernal solstice

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When is the winter solstice?

a. September 23

-->  b. 22-Dec

c. June 22

d. March 21

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What happens on September 23?

-->  a. Fall Equinox

b. Fall Solstice

c. Spring Equinox

d. Summer Solstice

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Based on the diagram, how many seasons are there in a year?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 1

-->  d. 4

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How many equinoxes are there?

a. 1

b. 4

c. 3

-->  d. 2

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What is shown on June 22nd?

-->  a. Summer Solstice

b. Fall Equinox

c. Winter Solstice

d. Spring Equinox

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From the diagram, identify the stage that comes after summer solstice.

a. earth's orbit

-->  b. autumnal equinox

c. vernal equinox

d. winter solstice

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The earth orbits around what?

-->  a. The sun

b. the vernal equinox

c. the summer solstice

d. the north pole

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How many equinoxes do we have in a year?

a. 3

-->  b. 2

c. 5

d. 4

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How many equinoxes occur in a year on Earth?

a. 1

b. 4

-->  c. 2

d. 3

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What comes after the winter solstice?

a. summer solstice

b. autumnal equinox

-->  c. vernal equinox

d. twilight solstice

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As per the revolution of the earth, what follows summer?

-->  a. autumn

b. spring

c. winter

d. fall

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How many seasons is indicated in the diagram?

a. 2

-->  b. 4

c. 3

d. 1

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How many times does the Earth revolve around the Sun in a year?

a. 4

b. 3

-->  c. 1

d. 2

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How many seasons are shown in the picture?

a. 3

b. 1

-->  c. 4

d. 2

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What is the earth orbiting?

a. Space

-->  b. Sun

c. Moon

d. Air

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What is the solstice that marks the onset of winter?

-->  a. Winter Solstice

b. Vernal Equinox

c. Autumnal Equinox

d. Summer Solstice

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What season comes after vernal equinox?

a. Spring solstice

-->  b. Summer solstice

c. Winter solstice

d. Autumnal Solstice

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How many solstices are there in a year?

a. 1

b. 4

-->  c. 2

d. 3

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How many solstices are there in each revolution of the Earth around the Sun?

a. 4

b. 6

c. 3

-->  d. 2

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What happens after the winter solstice?

a. summer solstice

b. autumnal equinox

-->  c. vernal equinox

d. vernal solstice

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This phenomenon occurs when the Northern Hemisphere tilts away from the sun.

-->  a. December Solstice

b. March Equinox

c. June Solstice

d. September Equinox

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Which event comes after the September equinox?

a. March equinox

b. Tropic of Cancer

-->  c. December solstice

d. June solstice

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Which is the stage when Tropic of Cancer faces sun directly?

a. The December solstice

b. The March equinox

c. The March solstice

-->  d. The June solstice

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How many equinoxes do we have in the spring?

a. 2

b. 3

-->  c. 1

d. 4

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How many seasons are shown in the diagram?

a. 5

b. 6

c. 3

-->  d. 4

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How many seasons are in the diagram below?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 5

d. 3

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What occurs on September 23?

a. Summer Solstice

-->  b. Autumnal Equinox

c. Winter Solstice

d. Vernal Equinox

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As the earth revolves around the sun what season comes after the summer solstice?

a. Vernal equinox

b. Winter solstice

-->  c. Autumnal equinox

d. Summer solstice

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What follows the Vernal Equinox?

a. Summer Equinox

b. Autumnal Equinox

c. Winter Solstice

-->  d. Summer Solstice

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From the diagram, how many seasons in a year are there in the northern hemisphere?

a. 2

-->  b. 4

c. 3

d. 1

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How many seasons does the northern hemisphere have?

a. 1

-->  b. 4

c. 2

d. 3

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When will the autumnal equinox occur in the northern hemisphere?

-->  a. 23-Sep

b. March 21

c. December 22

d. June 22

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Which event lies between autumn and spring?

-->  a. Winter Solstice

b. Autumnal Equinox

c. Vernal Equinox

d. Summer Solstice

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By what angle is the earth tilted, when winter is observed in the northern hemisphere?

a. 21.5 degrees

b. 22.5 degrees

-->  c. 23.5 degrees

d. 24.5 degrees

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When does fall occur in the Northern hemisphere?

a. December 22

b. March 21

-->  c. 23-Sep

d. June 22

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What is the angle in which the earth is tilted?

-->  a. 23.5

b. 25.5

c. 24.5

d. 22.5

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What is shown on December 22nd?

a. Vernal Equinox

b. Summer Solstice

c. Autumnal Equinox

-->  d. Winter Solstice

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Which body does the earth rely on for the seasons to change?

a. Jupiter

b. The moon

c. Mercury

-->  d. The sun.

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June 20 or 21 marks the beginning of what?

a. Autumnal Equinox

b. Vernal equinox

-->  c. Summer Solstice

d. Winter Solstice

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An Equinox can occur on the following date:

a. June 21

b. December 21

c. June 20

-->  d. 20-Mar

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Based on the diagram, what event comes before the equinox in March?

a. The March equinox

-->  b. The December solstice

c. The September equinox

d. The June solstice

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How many equinoxes is shown in the diagram?

a. 3

b. 1

c. 4

-->  d. 2

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How many solstices occur in one year?

a. 1

b. 3

c. 4

-->  d. 2

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After completion of the Earth's revolution around the Sun, how much time would have passed?

a. Half a Year

b. Quarter of a Year

c. 3/4 Year

-->  d. 1 year

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What comes between 2 equinoxes?

a. December equinox

-->  b. solstice

c. June equinox

d. March equinox

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What's the phenomenon that happens during winter and summer?

-->  a. Solstice

b. Equinox

c. Hurricane

d. Tornado

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How many seasons are there?

a. 3

b. 2

c. 1

-->  d. 4

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How many solstices do we have in the winter?

-->  a. 1

b. 3

c. 4

d. 2

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What would happen if the Earth stopped orbiting the sun?

a. We would have four equinox

-->  b. The seasons would not change.

c. We would have four solstices.

d. The seasons would change as normal.

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Which planet is shown in the picture?

a. Jupiter

b. Venus

c. Mars

-->  d. Earth

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When is the winter solstice?

a. March 21-22

b. June 21-22

c. September 22-23

-->  d. December 21-22

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How many solstices take place during one calendar year?

a. Four

-->  b. Two

c. Eight

d. One

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How many times throughout the year is the sun vertical at the equator?

a. 4

b. 3

c. 1

-->  d. 2

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What would happen if the Earth was moved further away from the sun?

a. We would have no seasons.

b. The seasons would be shorter.

c. The length of the seasons would stay the same

-->  d. The seasons would last longer.

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Which planet is shown in the picture?

a. Venus

b. Mars

-->  c. Earth

d. Saturn

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When is the winter solstice?

a. March 21

b. September 23

c. June 22

-->  d. 22-Dec

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What date is the Winter Solstice?

a. June 22

-->  b. 22-Dec

c. March 21

d. September 23

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How many solstices do we have in the summer?

-->  a. 1

b. 3

c. 4

d. 2

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When is vernal equinox

-->  a. 21-Mar

b. september 21

c. december 21

d. june 21

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What happens on June 22?

a. autumnal equinox

-->  b. summer solstice

c. vernal equinox

d. winter solstice

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How is it called the day with the longest daylight of the year?

a. Winter Solstice

b. Vernal Equinox

c. Autumnal Equinox

-->  d. Summer Solstice

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How many seasons are observed on earth during one full cycle around the sun?

-->  a. 4

b. 3

c. 2

d. 1

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What is opposite of the Autumnal Equinox?

a. Summer Solstice

-->  b. Vernal Equinox

c. Autumn

d. Winter Solstice

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How many main seasonal configurations of the earth?

a. 1

-->  b. 4

c. 8

d. 2

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How many season-changing events are there?

a. 3

b. 0

c. 2

-->  d. 4

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Earth's seasons is due to what?

-->  a. Earth's rotation around the sun.

b. Earth's location in the solar system.

c. I don't know.

d. Earth's rotation around the moon.

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How many seasons are shown in the picture?

a. 2

-->  b. 4

c. 1

d. 3

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This phenomenon happens on September 21st.

a. Summer Solstice

b. Winter Solstice

c. Spring Equinox

-->  d. Fall Equinox

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What season is there before the fall equinox?

a. fall equinox

-->  b. summer solstice

c. spring equinox

d. winter solstice

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How many seasons does the Earth have?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 1

d. 3

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What happens on June 21?

a. fall equinox

b. winter solstice

c. spring equinox

-->  d. summer solstice

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Which solstice would the Southern Hemisphere experience at December 21st?

a. Winter Solstice

-->  b. Summer Solstice

c. Fall Equinox

d. Spring Equinox

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What happens between autumn and winter?

a. September equinox

b. June solstice

c. March equinox

-->  d. December solstice

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Which event takes place between spring and summer for the northern hemisphere?

a. December Solstice

b. September Equinox

c. March Equinox

-->  d. June Solstice

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How many main seasonal configurations of the earth?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 8

d. 1

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How many seasons are there?

a. 6

b. 3

-->  c. 4

d. 8

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What is the event between autumn and winter?

a. June solstice

-->  b. December solstice

c. September equinox

d. March equinox

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From the diagram, identify the season that comes after winter.

a. summer

b. winter

c. autumn

-->  d. spring

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How many types of seasons are there?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 3

d. 1

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During which season is the Earth's axis tilted towards the sun?

a. Winter

b. Spring

-->  c. Summer

d. Autumn

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How many seasons are there?

-->  a. 4

b. 2

c. 3

d. 1

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How many seasons does an earth's revolution contain?

a. 0

-->  b. 4

c. 2

d. 3

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What happens after winter?

a. summer

-->  b. spring

c. autumn

d. twilight

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How many main seasonal configurations of the earth?

a. 1

b. 8

-->  c. 4

d. 2

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What is the second season to occur after the March equinox?

a. Winter

b. Spring

-->  c. Summer

d. Fall

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Which planet is shown in the picture?

a. Saturn

b. Venus

c. Mars

-->  d. Earth

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At what position is winter on earth at the diagram?

-->  a. Left

b. Right

c. Up

d. Down

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Which season follows Winter?

a. Autumn eqinox

b. Winter

c. Summer

-->  d. Spring equinox

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How many seasons have an Equinox?

a. 4

b. 3

c. 1

-->  d. 2

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How many seasons of the earth are shown?

a. 3

-->  b. 4

c. 2

d. 1

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What happens after winter?

a. summer

b. apogee

-->  c. spring equinox

d. autumn equinox

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Which parallel line is the sun overhead at during the winter solstice?

a. Arctic Circle

-->  b. Tropic of Capricorn

c. Equator

d. Tropic of Cancer

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Which two times of the year is the sun overhead at the Equator?

a. Vernal equinox and winter solstice

b. Autumnal equinox and summer solstice

-->  c. Vernal equinox and autumnal equinox

d. Summer and winter solstice

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How many seasonal configuration of the earth are there?

a. 3

b. 2

c. 1

-->  d. 4

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How many times per year is the sun overhead at the tropics?

a. 1

b. 4

c. 3

-->  d. 2

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Which planet is shown in the picture?

a. Mars

-->  b. Earth

c. Venus

d. Saturn

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In which month does aphelion occur?

a. January

b. March

-->  c. July

d. September

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When is the perihelion?

-->  a. January

b. December

c. July

d. September

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How many phases does the diagram depict?

-->  a. 4

b. 1

c. 2

d. 3

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What is the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is furthest from the sun?

a. Orbit

-->  b. Aphelion

c. Energy

d. Perihelion

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When is the Earth closer to the sun?

a. July (aphelion)

-->  b. January (perihelion)

c. September

d. March

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What usually refers to an imaginary line on the Earth's surface equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole, dividing the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere?

a. Rotation

-->  b. Equator

c. Orbit

d. Axis

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What season comes before Winter?

a. Summer

b. Winter

c. Spring

-->  d. Autumn

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How many seasons do we have in a year?

a. 2

b. 3

-->  c. 4

d. 1

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How many seasons are shown in the picture?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

-->  d. 4

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When it is summer, how is the north pole oriented?

-->  a. towards the sun

b. towards Andromeda

c. away from the sun

d. towards Mars

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Identify summer solstice

a. L

-->  b. H

c. V

d. M

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How many seasons does the southern hemisphere have?

a. 3

b. 1

c. 2

-->  d. 4